Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

It is a public university in Nottingham, England. It was founded as a new university in 1992 from Trent Polytechnic. Its roots go back to 1843 with the establishment of the Nottingham Government School of Design which still exists within the university today. It is the 16th largest university in the UK (out of 165) with 26,890 students split over three different campuses (City Campus, Clifton campus and Bracken Hurst campus).


It was ranked in the number 700 and above (701+) category in the world by the QS World University Rankings.

In 2008 The Complete University Guide named Nottingham Trent the “top post-1992 University” in the country. The Guardian calls Nottingham Trent “the most environmentally friendly university in the country.

In 2009 it was awarded the title of “the most environmentally friendly university in the UK”, by The People & Planet Green League (the only independent ranking of British universities’ environmental and ethical performance).

The university has a strong research arm with, in 2008, 74% of the university’s research considered of “international status” and “an impressive 8% ranked as world-leading”.

In November 2015, the university was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, “the highest national honour for a UK University” based on numerous research projects.

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